Pandemic vs the British Pub

Robmac

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Only on Friday and Saturday nights because it's a night club I've left well before that happens only went in during day time normally a quick pint after work

Our local Spoons is like that on Friday and Saturday.

All the youngsters fuel up on cheap supermarket booze at home during the afternoon and head for the cheap spoons beer and shorts later on. Usually ends up in a big punch up on the market square.
 

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Many many years ago in the Cambridge Spoons, the largest pub in Europe at the time, some bright spark did Stella for 50p a pint........riot van's were required and they were banned from ever doing it again :LOL:
 

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Sadly the LEZ coming to Glasgow will also kill the entertainment venues.
I suppose that’s inevitable, but the GCC are already creating a LEZ with their stupidity. If M&S pull out of Sauchiehall street, that’s it finished. Who would ever have thought that. Even Argyle street is looking poor. The way things are going they won’t need a LEZ, who would want to go there. But the LEZ poses a question. Glasgow has the finest motorway system in the UK bar none. We have the M8, M80, M74, M73, and the M77 all within the city boundary carrying most of the traffic. Due to this unless you apply a LEZ to any of these which is unlikely, it seems a waste of time. The city centre still has good entertainment, but they will suffer due to the decline of the high street.
 

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Many many years ago in the Cambridge Spoons, the largest pub in Europe at the time, some bright spark did Stella for 50p a pint........riot van's were required and they were banned from ever doing it again :LOL:

Yeah we have a crawl round Cambridge every now and again and always end up in the spoons at some point.

I prefer the small backstreet pubs myself though.
 

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There used to be some wonderful country pubs when I lived down in Derbyshire.
A couple were well off the beaten track and still lit with gas lamps o_O

Lock-ins were the norm at some of our favourite off track dens.
The landlords/ladies were pretty good cellar folk, the bitter beers always nice quality, the craic lively.
Hardly any did 'pub grub' or food.

Pork scratchings, crisps, peanuts or pickled eggs (yuk!) was about the limit.
One pub pushed the boat out and did cheese and tomato, or ham and branston pickle sarnies.
But that was your lot for haute cuisine!

Happy days!
 

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I'm impressed with the latest idea from those that are in charge. We'll open the pubs up in April, but they can't sell alcohol. How does that work then? A bit like opening up the swimming pools without water.
 

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Yeah we have a crawl round Cambridge every now and again and always end up in the spoons at some point.

I prefer the small backstreet pubs myself though.
The Eagle and its neighbour a few doors down, can't remember it name now, both very good. The Fountain near Spoons, actually loads of quality pubs in that town.

Before mobile phones I was sat in the Tram Depot (pub) getting thoroughly pissed off cos all my mates were really late............they were having a great time in the Locomotive, I got my forms of transport mixed up :LOL:

Good town, miss it
 

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There used to be some wonderful country pubs when I lived down in Derbyshire.
A couple were well off the beaten track and still lit with gas lamps o_O

Lock-ins were the norm at some of our favourite off track dens.
The landlords/ladies were pretty good cellar folk, the bitter beers always nice quality, the craic lively.
Hardly any did 'pub grub' or food.

Pork scratchings, crisps, peanuts or pickled eggs (yuk!) was about the limit.
One pub pushed the boat out and did cheese and tomato, or ham and branston pickle sarnies.
But that was your lot for haute cuisine!

Happy days!

Didn't have any of the warming oven/display thing with pasties and sausage rolls?
 

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There used to be some wonderful country pubs when I lived down in Derbyshire.
A couple were well off the beaten track and still lit with gas lamps o_O

Lock-ins were the norm at some of our favourite off track dens.
The landlords/ladies were pretty good cellar folk, the bitter beers always nice quality, the craic lively.
Hardly any did 'pub grub' or food.

Pork scratchings, crisps, peanuts or pickled eggs (yuk!) was about the limit.
One pub pushed the boat out and did cheese and tomato, or ham and branston pickle sarnies.
But that was your lot for haute cuisine!

Happy days!

One of my fave Derbyshire haunts serves black lurcher from AbbeyDale on draught at 7%...
And has possibly THE grumpiest landlord... I've seen him chuck folks out for asking for lager... And for letting kids run riot.
He also threw a party of 18 folks out for messing around ordering with the young barmaid... Shame for them as they were staying in the bunkhouse next door for the weekend

Always has the pub whippets wandering around whilst landlord sits in his chair with a, newspaper at the side of the fire.
Flagstone floors etc...

Fab spot... Just crossing my fingers it's survived this whole current mess.
 

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I'm impressed with the latest idea from those that are in charge. We'll open the pubs up in April, but they can't sell alcohol. How does that work then? A bit like opening up the swimming pools without water.

Let's come to a compromise.

We'll fill the pubs with water for the swimmers and the swimming pools with beer for the drinkers. Sorted. 😐
 

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Our local Spoons is like that on Friday and Saturday.

All the youngsters fuel up on cheap supermarket booze at home during the afternoon and head for the cheap spoons beer and shorts later on. Usually ends up in a big punch up on the market square.

There used to be a pub in Darlo (my old home town) called Route 66. For some reason it was the only pub open after 11pm (bar the clubs) and everyone would pile there after closing time. I used to have a bolt hole in Darlo not far from the town centre so would stay over but jeezas. You wouldnt want to go in there sober. It made the Star Wars bar look like the Ritz.
 

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Yeah we have a crawl round Cambridge every now and again and always end up in the spoons at some point.

I prefer the small backstreet pubs myself though.
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There used to be a pub in Darlo (my old home town) called Route 66. For some reason it was the only pub open after 11pm (bar the clubs) and everyone would pile there after closing time. I used to have a bolt hole in Darlo not far from the town centre so would stay over but jeezas. You wouldnt want to go in there sober. It made the Star Wars bar look like the Ritz.
A Saturday night out in Stornoway before the Sunday curfew could get a bit hectic!
 

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In Hampshire there are a lot of micro pubs opening up in what we're once small shops and are very popular. No frills just selling a range of beers, no food as such,so I guess that is the way things will go now, Whether spoons will survive I hope.
 

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